4 Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients Share Their Stories


Seventy-five-year-old John first started developing symptoms of IPF in 2012 when he found it difficult to walk a short distance without getting breathless. His doctors first prescribed an inhaler but when it didn’t work, they sent John for a series of tests, including a lung x-ray which showed scarring on his lungs. Since being on oxygen therapy and other medications, John says he leads a fairly normal life, although he can no longer attend soccer matches.

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  1. Connie Hersh says:

    I was diagnosed with Ipf in April of this year. My question is why is the drug. Companies make the cost of esprit so so high most patients can’t afford it so they die earlier!! So sad

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